Thursday, September 19

Fall Freebies and Common Core Crunch - October

Anyone else getting ready for October already?

Man, these Crunch packs have helped me out in so many ways!

Small Group lessons

Whole group work...

Independent buy me time to assess, do an intervention, tie up a loose end...

Daily Warm Up/Morning Work...


Sub Tub...

At this stage of the year I've given the kids their editing markers and am teaching them how to self-correct...we go over each answer using the pdf projected on the smartboard (in a pinch, once self-correcting is more routine, I've done it orally only) and the kids put a smiley face next to each correct answer...if an answer is incorrect, they draw an arrow over to the spot it needs to be or they write the correct answer next to it..."no worries" is my mantra...mistakes are an opportunity to stretch and grow!
mistake-making laughter-sharing independence-building brain-stretching

You will often hear me say, "No worries, no drama, peeps!"

(Download the pic above by clicking the picture or right {HERE} That post also has some of my favorite read alouds that support it.)

The kids LOVE their editing markers!

Once we're done self-correcting, the kids put their papers in the Left At Home side of their Daily Folders.

Math & ELA are available as a discounted bundle and also individually.

There's also a discounted (again) Yearlong Bundle of ELA available....the more you buy, the more you save.

And an extra EXTRA discounted Math Yearlong Bundle, too. It's extra discounted until I finish the remaining months of Nov & Dec. As I add each pack, the price goes up.

October Crunch features 28 pages of no-prep, print & go printables...

As always, when you download the Preview, you get 3 freebie pages.

Here are some details of what October's ELA Crunch includes..

Beginning Sound Sorts for letters that are often confused...

Beginning vowel sorts...

Short Vowel Sorts, CVC style...

Long/Short Vowel sorts...

Beginning & Ending Digraph Sorts...

Syllable Sorts...

ABC Order...

Word Family Sorts...same vowel, different ending consonant...

Opinion Writing 

List Writing...great for building writing fluency and "FEARLESS" spellers...

How To Writing...
October Word Work

October Word Work by Growing Firsties

October Word Work

October Writing

Click any cover pic to get to Common Core Crunch on TpT!

Thanks for sticking with me - here are some Fall Freebies that might float your boat. :-) Click any pic to snag it up.



  1. What a GREAT set of printables!!! The activities are delightfully varied and the graphics make the set so appealing! I am heading over to your FB page ASAP in hopes of winning the packet.

    Granny Goes to School

    1. Oh, Cindy, you are such a sweetheart! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. This pack looks fabulous, as always, Lisa! Just finished printing your Finding Proof pack (waaaay fabulous!!)to use soon!



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